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    i live on a small lake in big lake area and we usally have otters show up a couple of times a summer. normaly three or four at a time, but once this summer a loner showed up and hung out for a coupe days. i watched him stalk and sneak-attack from below a pair of loons (or greebs). for about an hour he pestered the hell out of the birds, i think he got ahold of them a few times. just wondering if this is typical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 27 sportfisher View Post
    i live on a small lake in big lake area and we usally have otters show up a couple of times a summer. normaly three or four at a time, but once this summer a loner showed up and hung out for a coupe days. i watched him stalk and sneak-attack from below a pair of loons (or greebs). for about an hour he pestered the hell out of the birds, i think he got ahold of them a few times. just wondering if this is typical.
    I vote bad attitude + entertainment. By my experience with the few I've met up close and personal, I'd say 'bad attitude' is common. Given otters can easily out swim fish (and they're not exactly slow on land either), there is no question if he wanted to actually kill a bird he'd have had no problem.
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    I watched an otter on the Situk river ambush, kill, and eat a male merganser very quickly. Birds are just another item on the menu.
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    Otters eat Beavers, Muskrats, birds , anything they can fill thier bellys with , just like people.........and they probly play with their food , like kids....:D
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    Many forget that otters are predators, don't let the cute face fool you.

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